Chad Andrews

Chad Andrews

Company: Fighting Blindness Canada

Job title: Senior Advisor on Policy, Equity, and Access


Chad Andrews is a Policy Advisor at Fighting Blindness Canada (FBC), where he develops resources, information, and networks for those affected by vision loss, contributes to health policy initiatives, and steers research projects that study the individual and social impacts of vision loss. He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, and teaches and publishes in the areas of literature, policy, and technological theory.


The Role of Patient-Oriented Research in Health Technology Assessments for Gene Therapies 4:30 pm

• Overviewing the history and features of patient-oriented research as a new investigatory paradigm • Discussing the role that patient-oriented research projects, particularly so-called “burden of illness” studies, play in the health technology assessment (HTA) landscape in Canada and elsewhere • Considering gene therapies in particular, and the challenges they present for researchers and HTA…Read more

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